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 2017 MSMABA State Tournament

Oldest Player Award

John Rausch

Burnsville Bulldogs

Age : 77 years old

John Rausch was born in 1940 and grew up in Berlin, ND a town of less than a 100 residents. Because this was a small farming community, John was given the chance to play HS Baseball at an early age as the regular pitchers were out helping with spring planting.  At 48 and 88 lbs. he pitched on his HS team and in his Jr. and Sr. seasons they never lost a game.   

 

John went into the service after HS and pitched for the 2nd Air Force Baseball team in 1961.  He also served his country in Vietnam.  After taking 25 years off from baseball, John joined the Burnsville Bulldogs of the Federal League in 1988 at the age of 48.  John managed the Bulldogs for 10 years and pitched effectively into his early 70s. He has been an integral part of the Bulldogs for almost 30 years and we would not be the team we are today without him.

Previous Winners

  Year Player Age Team  
1982 Tom Preston 55 New Prague
1983 Coy Replogle 56 Bloomington
1984 Joe Jensen 56 Bloomington
1985 Ray Giesen 66 Union Hill
1986 John Mauer 65 Roseville
1987 Eddie Horack 66 St Louis Park
1988 Chuck Murry 60 Bloomington
1989 Bill Comiskey  60 Edina
1990 Denny O'Mella 56 Hastings
1991 Al Stigman 57 Perham-Vergas
1992 Bob Evans 57 St Louis Park
1993 Tom Jones 58 Pine Point
1994 Bill Vogel  72 Belle Plaine
1995 Harry Bongard 59 Eden Prairie
1996 Bill Fellinger 58 Eden Prairie
1997 Phil Ketterling  58 Bloomington
1998 Jerry Johnson  59 Dent
1999 Don Giesen  59 Union Hill
2000 Pete Bright  70 Morris
2001 Steve Agard  64 Shoreview
2002 Duane Gaulke * 62 Jordan
2003

James Wells 

62 Dent
2004

Bill Bowers

63 Minneapolis Bombers
2005 John Grimm * 64 Webster Rookies
2006 Bob Lattery 65 Jordan Alers
2007 Roger Shelstad 73 Fergus Falls Ancients
2008 Willie Davis* 66 Menagha Sebeka Relics
2009 John Brieschke * 66 Minneapolis Bombers
2010 John Gilbert * 68 Seafoam Hawks
2011 Colin Quinn * 68 Bloomington Eagles
2012 Steve Biehn * 68 LeCenter Braves
2013 Grant Anderson * 68 LeCenter Braves
2014 Myron Fluegge * 69 Searles Bullheads
2015 Aloysius "Ollie" Woida * 69 Urbank Goldtimers
2016 Dennis Larson * 70 Southwest Outlaws
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